This is one of my favorite chapters in the entire Bible.
Proverbs Chapter 4.
Job Chapter One
Reviving the Douay Rheims Audio Bible Podcast
While I was in the process of recording the Douay Rheims Audio Bible, I released some of the chapters as they were completed. It has been several months since I completed the work, and during that time I did not release any new podcasts.
Well, it’s time to get back to it! Thanks to the copyright owner, Vanlimo, LLC, for allowing me to continue releasing free chapters.
Welcome To New Listeners, and Welcome Back To Old Friends
It took just over two years to record the entire Douay Rheims Audio Bible, and to my knowledge, this is the first time the Douay Rheims has been recorded by a professional voice over artist.
I will be releasing one complete chapter a week from the Douay Rheims Audio Bible, and I hope that you enjoy them.
If you would like more information on the Douay Rheims Audio Bible, or if you would like to purchase the complete New Testament, or the entire Bible, I invite you to go to DouayRheimsAudioBible.com.
If you have questions for me, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have comments on the podcast, please leave a review at the iTunes store. Just search for Douay Rheims Audio Bible, and find the one narrated by Steve Webb. Your reviews help the visibility of the podcast in the iTunes store.
And now, here is your first free chapter.
I got an email today pointing out a few small corrections that were needed to two chapters in Psalms and two chapters in Josue.
The corrected files are for Psalms chapters 121 and 139 and Josue chapters 5 and 6.
Here is the zip file with the corrected files.
1) Right-click on the link above.
2) Select “Save Target (or Link) As”
3) You will be prompted to save your file on your hard drive. Choose a location and click the “Save” button.
Wow. After almost exactly two years, the complete work is now available. The Douay-Rheims Audio Bible brings this wonderful translation of God’s Word, which was first published in 1582 (the Douay-Rheims New Testament) into the 21st century. Can you imagine how the translators would react to the notion that their work would be distributed worldwide at nearly the speed of light over 430 years later, in audio form? I daresay they would never believe it!
This has been a long and arduous process. My love of God’s Word dictated that I be as accurate as possible with not only the pronunciation of the names and places, but also the “listenablity” of the finished work. If you have spent much time reading the Douay-Rheims version of the Bible, you know that the punctuation rules were much different in 1582 than they are today. Reading this amazing work out loud is much different than reading to yourself! The human voice imparts so much more than just stark words from the page. There are inflections and pacing that bring to life those words, and I tried to bring that to the reading of the Douay-Rheims Audio Bible.
My prayer is that this labor of love will be a real help in your walk with God.
I am so pleased that the publisher, Vanlimo LLC, has granted their permission for me to offer the Douay-Rheims Audio Bible for sale here at my little corner of the interwebs. They own the copyright to the Douay-Rheims Audio Bible, and I am grateful for their support.
Now that this project is complete, there are openings in my voiceover schedule. If you, or someone you know, has a need for a voice like mine to be the voice of your business, club, church, or organization, please email me! I would love to discuss your project with you.
I’m writing this on the day after Christmas. Yesterday was a great day here in the Webb household. Up early to open a few presents, then off to church for a very special Christmas service. After that, we drove to my oldest son’s house to share my first granddaughter’s very first Christmas.
How was your Christmas?
During the weekend, amidst preparing for Christmas, I spent some time getting ready to unveil the Douay-Rheims Audio Book Store here at the website. All the files are uploaded to my server. Now it’s just a matter of getting the OK from the publisher to open the doors.
I’m excited about this new system, because you will be able to deal directly with me, the narrator, without anyone in the middle. Any feedback you have will come directly to me, and I’ll be able to have a dialog with you, the listener, for whom I spent all those hours recording this wonderful version of God’s Word.
Also, when you buy here, this is the only place where you help to support my family and I. I receive no royalties on sales made elsewhere, so I very much appreciate it when you purchase here at DouayRheimsAudioBible.com.
Until the new system opens, you are still encouraged to use the “Buy Now” links that are on my page here. Once the store opens, the complete Bible will be available.
Keep coming back!
We began this journey together on December 31, 2009. It’s been a long haul, but God has been gracious and He brought us through.
I am posting the last chapter I recorded here today. You might expect that Malachias, Chapter 4 would be the final recorded chapter, since it is the final non-deuterocanonical book in the Old Testament. However, I recorded that book last night, and saved Zacharias for today.
Therefore, I am posting the audio for Zacharias Chapter 14 here now, and will have a surprise for you a little bit later.
And thank you for your patience. I will soon have an announcement as to when and how you may purchase the entire Douay-Rheims Audio Bible. Stay tuned!
In the last two days, I have recorded Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Michah, Nahum, Zephaniah, Haggai, and Malachi. Habakkuk was recorded a few months back.
So what remains? Just Zachariah! Fourteen more chapters, my friends, and the Douay-Rheims Audio Bible will be completely recorded.
Again, I thank you for your patience and prayers. May I ask for just a few more prayers? I woke up with a sore throat this morning, and have been doing everything I can think of throughout this day of recording to try to keep the virus from thriving. Please pray that it does not grow overnight as I sleep.